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Poster: Mikael "MMN-o" Nordfeldth Date: Dec 31, 2011 3:33am
Forum: web Subject: What about SSL sites using https?

I've tried searching on the web and checking the FAQ, but I couldn't seem to find an answer to why SSL sites don't work with the Wayback Machine.

With more and more sites using https, everything from personal blogs to just about any site with a login, it would be a shame that the Internet Archive could not fetch these. Is there a technical difficulty that must be managed, or other reasoning behind this?

If I'm just mistaken and the https sites I've tried have malfunctioned for other reasons, I apologize. But from what I can see, a large (and growing) part of the internet is unfortunately not part of this mission as long as only HTTP connections get crawled.